My parents came down for a short visit this week, and we had so much fun! None of us are good at taking pictures, but we did manage to capture a few good moments. Here's the cutest boy in the world:On Saturday, we went into Springfield and ate at Lambert's Restaurant, "Home of Throwed Rolls." If any of you have never been to or heard of Lambert's, they really do have a waiter walking around with a cart of rolls. You wave at him that you want one, and he seriously throws it at you from across the restaurant. Hilarious. He was an excellent thrower, though, and I didn't see anybody not catch their roll, which is a testament to his throwing, not our catching. They also have a waitress walking around behind him with a jug of sorghum for your roll, and other waitresses with giant bowls of sides like fried potatoes, fried okra, macaroni, and black-eyed peas. This is all in addition to the meal you order. Yeah, we were pretty full at the end. But it was fun and delicious, and the price was EXCELLENT considering all you got. It's definitely worth the wait.
While we were in Springfield, we also went to the Bass Pro Shop. My dad ran a half marathon sponsored by the Bass Pro Shop on Sunday morning, so we went there on Saturday for him to pick up his race packet and check out the Race Expo. We had also never been to this Bass Pro Shop, which is actually the original one, so we wanted to check it out! It was very cool, except it was full of some pretty weird characters. I don't know if there were just weirder people than normal there because of the special race weekend, or whether it's always like that... I don't plan to go back to find out soon...
For some random reason, Miss Missouri USA and Miss Missouri Teen USA were at the Bass Pro Shop with a camera crew filming something, so we got our picture with Miss Missouri. That's pretty cool. So I don't know when the Miss USA pageant is, but I hope she wins. She was really nice. What I really like about the picture is the gigantic stuffed bear in the background looking like he's about to maul Justin.
But Elias had a great time with his Grandma and Grandpa, and he is such a ham! He doesn't show off like that for us, so we were surprised when he was clearly putting on a show for them! Rolling around, blowing rasperries, "talking" to get their attention. It was hilarious! He's going to be sitting up on his own really soon! Such a big boy, I'm so proud of him!